Monday, April 4, 2011

Wanna change the world?

I'm sitting here reflecting on a full weekend and this thought continues to stick with me:
You change the world one heart at a time.
Let me do just a moment with a couple of words in there.  First, when I say heart, I mean in the biblical sense:  the core of who you are, not the emotional and sentimental kind of heart.  Second, when I say world, I don't mean all 6.3 billion people or geopolitical structures or economic systems.  Some of those may indeed change, but the world I'm talking about is the world I live in:  my home, my neighbors, my church, my circle.  If you could digitize it, it'd be my contact list.
You change the world one heart at a time.
The first heart that has to change in my world is mine.  I have to be the one to deny myself and take up my cross daily and follow Jesus.  I have to be the one to love my neighbor as myself.  I have to be the one to discipline myself for the purpose of godliness.  I have to be the one to spend time in prayer and listen to God's voice.  I have to be the one to love my King and Father more than I love status, pleasure, or any other idol.  I have to be the one who will live according to the Truth and not the lies.  I have to be the one to live according to my position in Christ.  I have to be the one to change.

My world changes when my heart changes.

But that's just me thinking thoughts...


  1. "I'm looking at the man in the mirror..."

  2. Thanks Pastor.

    John C. Maxwell once wrote:

    Most people fight against change, especially when it affects them personally. As novelist Leo Tolstoy said, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." The ironic thing is that change is inevitable. Everybody has to deal with it in their lives. On the other hand, growth is optional. You can choose to grow or to fight it. But know this: people unwilling to grow will never reach their potential.